(Translated from the German original review) Elin Furubotn sings her songs in Norwegian: while she uses a phrase full, clear language about various dramatic and less dramatic unpredictabilities of life. She does this quite unpretentious, and even the instrumentation of the music on the album is quite discreet.
And it is this lack of pomp and circumstance that in each song, when one delves deeper, you’ll find a shimmering core of a gem: it is from the few mussels on the seabed that contains a gem that Furubotn have picked from to the album – in contrast to the mass of those who do not take a closer look and bring you something empty and meaningless.
Furubotn who sings in her native language, means that the music has a double attraction – translation of texts into English are available in the CD case, so that we can discover the wonders she sings about. The listener is given the opportunity, in spite of the Norwegian language which is a joy to listen to, to guess or imagine what content the songs keep. The album “Heilt Nye Vei” is therefor a multi-pronged sensory experience.
Very convincing and also comfortable with the thought of all over-produced albums that are in circulation – there are still raw edges in these songs, and it shows a high degree of authenticity. A tip is that she will hopefully get more and more listeners.
Read the original review here: http://www.jazzdimensions.de/reviews/others/2012/elin_furubotn_vei.html